Glenda Sburelin is an Italian illustrator. She studied Advertising Graphics and Photography in her hometown of Pordenone, then her passion for drawing brings her closer to the illustration. Her work is inspired by the world of Art, Photography and Cinema, from which she draws compositional, chromatic and stylistic teachings. Metaphor and symbolic language are the expressive tool of her works: "Life is always creation, unpredictability and at the same time automatic preservation of the entire past." Henri Bergson. The techniques she uses are acrylic, inks, watercolor, gouache and monotype, up to digital. She has exhibited her works in numerous Exhibitions, including the "Illustrators Exhibition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair"; the Portuguese Biennial “Ilustrarte”; "The Images of Fantasy" International illustration exhibition in Sarmede (IT); the traveling Personal Exhibition, curated by Viive Noor in 2018, at the Estonian Children's Literature Center in Tallinn (Estonia). She has also participated in Contemporary Art Reviews in Italy and abroad and in Collectives of artist's books. In 2009 the "8th IBBY Regional Conference" of Northwestern University of Chicago included her among the 23 best illustrators selected for the exhibition at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the following year it will be the "dpi" magazine to count her among the 12 best illustrators of the Bolognese kermesse, exhibiting her works in two exhibitions in Taiwan: “In Fingers, Extra Space” (Creative Park for Taipei toy Festival, Taipei) and “Imaginary Fairy Wonderland - dpi International Group Exhibition” (Kaohsiung City). She has published about fifty children's books with Italian Publishers and various European and non-European Countries: Agaworld-Montessori (KOR), Zensekai Förlag (SE), CIDCLI (MX), Editorial Unaluna Grupo Claridad (AR), AUZOU (FR), Claret Kids (ES), Parramón Ediciones (ES), Edicolors (IT), Fatatrac/Giunti (IT), San Paolo Editions (IT), San Paolo Periodicals – Gbaby and Famiglia Cristiana (IT), Valentina Editions (IT). She currently teaches at the Štěpán Zavřel International School of Illustration in Sarmede (IT).
Acrylic, Collage, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment, Monoprints, Crayon, Rich Picture
Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Children, Children's Books, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Health, Holidays, Leisure, Medical, Music, Nature, People, Portrait, Posters, Feminine, Youth, Environmental